Back injury takes Trumbo out of O's lineup

July 30th, 2017

ARLINGTON -- was a late scratch from Sunday's series finale against the Rangers as the Orioles designated hitter tweaked his back Sunday morning in the team weight room.

"He's not playing today and hopefully it is not a DL thing," Orioles manager Buck Showalter said before Sunday's game. "So I can put that one [trade rumor] to bed. That happened about an hour ago. Richie [Bancells, head athletic trainer] came in and said we should scratch Trumbo today, so I did. I understand people might jump to that [trade] conclusion."

Without Trumbo, the Orioles inserted at DH and put in right field. Gentry was added to the roster in place of Hyun Soo Kim, who was traded to the Phillies as part of the deal Friday night. The O's don't have to add Hellickson to the roster until Monday.

On the rehab front, Showalter said (right shoulder) needs more rehab at-bats and they're encouraged with the progress of shortstop J.J. Hardy (right wrist), who is waiting to get the last little bit of soreness out before he can begin baseball activities.